Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan is all set to run an online learning class called "Professional Engineering Development" on Wednesday, January 22. It will be participated by 30 engineering students from six different programs (Civil Engg, Chemical engg, Electrical Engg, Mechanical Engg, Industrial Engg, and Electronics Engg).

The 45-hour online course is composed of three learning modules, namely, Professional Communication, Managing Teams and Projects, and Engineering Innovation.

The online course will be conducted by faculty members composing the GECKO team (Dr Shierlyn Paclijan and Dr Hercules Cascon from the CHE department, Engr Ingrid Yvonne Madrial from the IE department, and Engr Gerardo Doroja from the College of Computer Studies).

The best six students who will complete the online course will become XU’s representatives to the GECKO Summer School in July 2020 where they will learn and collaborate with other students from Thailand and Indonesia through a start-up challenge competition.

The development of the online learning modules were done by a collaborative team composed of engineering professors from the partner Asian universities in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, under the mentorship of their counterparts from the European universities in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Lithuania. This project is funded by Erasmus+.